A number of states have gay marriage on the ballot today. Why is this even an issue? There are people that are gay, and there always have been. Depending on what statistics you read, the percentage of humans that are gay is somewhere between 9% and 14% (probably substantially higher among Catholic Priests). And the percentages hold up across all races, all religions, all geographic regions of the world. On a per capita basis, there are no more gays living in San Francisco than there are in any farming town across the midwest - they're just a little more open about it. It doesn't mean they are bad people, or they'd be bad parents, or they can't fall in love and get married - or divorced.
In fact, the percentage of gay people far outnumber people with red hair - which is only 1 to 2% of the world population. Instead of picking on homosexuals, why don't you say that redheads shouldn't marry? That makes about as much sense! (actually, redheads were persecuted as witches in the middle ages - maybe we haven't evolved as far as everyone thinks we have)
We need to stop this widespread bigotry. This is akin to not allowing black people to vote. It's shameful. History will view this period in time as another "dark age" where ignorant religeous views encourage ignorant people to do hateful things to their fellow man.
And while we're on the subject, let's look at what "marriage" really is. Marriage is a legal contract. It gives two people legal rights as a family, and affects things like income taxes, insurance, property ownership, and inheritance. One objection that I do have is when people want some of these rights, without the responsibilities of being married. Take health insurance for example - employers pay for health insurance for employees and their families, and it's not cheap. I have a huge objection to the concept of a "domestic partnership" where an employer pays for health insurance for a non-married couple - and it doesn't matter if they are gay or straight. We should not burdon the system with this financial overhead if the couple is not willing to go all the way and get married, and assume all the other responsibilities that that entails.
Until gay marriage is legal in all 50 states, I applaud the companies that have made "domestic partnerships" a part of their benefits package. But when gay marriage become legal, these policies should be abandoned.